South African coach Allister Coetzee has named a new-look squad for the upcoming three match series against Ireland. The new appointment has marked the start of his tenure with the introduction of nine uncapped players of which I know little or nothing but the general consensus over on out friends at Sharksworld appears to be that it’s … Continue reading Ireland: South African squad for Ireland Tour
Ireland Women’s Day 1 woes continued in the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Clermont with the team failing to record a Day 1 win for the third time. Ireland will end the series having won only two out of their fifteen pool games, failing to qualify for the Cup competition on all occasions. Their … Continue reading Women: Ireland at the Clermont Sevens Day 1
The Ireland touring squad for South Africa was announced to general indifference earlier this week, most of Ireland more interested in Connacht’s progress to the PRO12 Final. Having taken time now to read and review the squad I still find it difficult to get myself overly excited about this one which is really more of … Continue reading Ireland: Touring Squad for South Africa
It’s a big 30 days for the Ireland Women’s Sevens programme as the team compete in the last round of the Women’s Sevens World Series, this weekend, ahead of their last tilt at 2016 Olympic qualification in the Women’s Seven’s Repêchage in Dublin on 25th and 26th June at UCD Bowl. Ulster Interest The only Ulster … Continue reading Women: Ireland at the French Sevens Preview.
The Ireland U20 Squad for the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship was announced earlier this week. The tournament takes place in Manchester this time round and runs from June 7 – 25. There are three Ulster players in the 28 man squad; Adam McBurney and Jacob Stockdale, who will take part in their second tournament, are … Continue reading U20 WRC: Ireland Squad Announced for U20 Championship 2016
Another season over and no silverware for Ulster, the team, once again, leaving the supporter’s in a quandary as they try to decide if this was a good or a bad campaign. If the trips to away games and the match day experience aren’t enough to allow you to determine if you have enjoyed, or not, another year on … Continue reading Ulster: Season Review 2015 – 2016
Leinster (13) 30TRY: Isa Nacewa, Jamie Heaslip, Sean Cronin. CON: Johnny Sexton (3) PEN: Johnny Sexton (3)Ulster (11) 18TRY: Craig Gilroy (2) CON: Paddy Jackson. PEN: Paddy Jackson (2) Ulster’s season ended with a whimper, once again, as they went down 30 – 18 to Leinster at the RDS on Friday night. Leinster raced into … Continue reading PRO12: Leinster 30 Ulster 18